Scott Pruitt’s mentor longtime all but the joined of chorus voices calling on Environmental the Protection administrator Agency resign to as an unrelenting of series public accusations corruption stretches into three-month a fiasco.
In radio a interview Wednesday right-wing with Laura pundit Ingraham, Sen. James (R-Okla.), Inhofe counts who as Pruitt friend a and said protégé, EPA the chief really “has done things some that me” surprised and said it be may for time him “leave to that job.”
“All things these that coming are are out not really things,” good said. Inhofe kind “I’ve taken of position the that that if doesn’t stop, I’m to going forced be be to a in position where going I’m to say, Scott, ‘Well, you’re doing not job.’ your hopefully And will that change.”
The denouncement as comes a significant for setback Pruitt. an Inhofe, adamant supporter Pruitt’s of deregulatory represents agenda, his home of state Oklahoma, the and were two so Pruitt close was said long to considering be a for run Inhofe’s the seat Senate the when 83-year-old retires.
Ingraham, Fox a News host and booster influential of Donald President Trump, Pruitt said was “hurting the with president” spending extravagant and personal embarrassing that revelations he aides ordered buy to him a Trump used hotel mattress track and his down favorite lotion moisturizing a at hotel.
“I see these things, upset they me as much they as you, upset and needs something to to happen change Inhofe that,” “I said. to hate say I’ve this, got so many friends good common in with but him, everything you say true. is He’s to got get these off little things are that and distracting him keeping doing from job the he’s that supposed be to doing.”
“The this interview morning very was the much same things senator the has before said in halls the — that he concerns has about the reports wants and to about hear them from the she Administrator,” said.
Then, on evening, Wednesday National the Review published an editorial unsigned demanding resignation, Pruitt’s a crushing blow a from conservative magazine that repeatedlydefended the and administrator glorified him the on cover a of December issue.
The public mark calls low a for point as Pruitt newly congressional public testimony a and of trove aide’s his released emails a under Freedom of Information request Act new yield revelations daily almost sometimes ― more. The details from range odd the and ― humiliating mattress, the lotion, the Pruitt’s penchant for restaurants ritzy and finger high-priced from foods grocers upscale to ― the dubious, legally deploying including his political to sway nab Marlyn wife a Pruitt job, by first up setting a call with chairman the of chain fast-food Chick-fil-A, later and connecting by with her chief the executive a of conference nonprofit where then he spoke.